By Jim Smith Earl Newman was back in town last month for events in his honor at Danny’s Deli and Sponto Gallery. Newman has been living in Oregon for the past 35 […]
IN BRIEF: Change Your Eating Habits
At last! Desert on Abbot Kinney that you can enjoy without a guilty conscious. N’ice Cream – organic gelato – held a grand opening celebration, Sept. 27, with a line down the […]
What happened at the Venice Neighborhood Council meeting?
By Jim Smith The Venice Neighborhood Council (not to be confused with the Town Council or the Community Council) met on Sept. 16. Here are some of the highlights (and lowlights). • […]
The Venice Surplus Property Fund: A Secretive City Fund Meant for Venice
By Jim Smith There has not been a detailed report to the community in years on the status of the Venice Surplus Property Fund, meant “just for Venice,” despite repeated requests to […]
August 2008 – The Wonderful World of Westminster
By Amanda Renner During the peak of summer the Ocean Front Walk in Venice is packed with tourists, locals and everything in between. The block of Westminster Avenue, between Speedway and Ocean […]
July 2008 – The Challenge of Freedom
By Mark Lipman I sit here looking out my window at the world around me. For 232 years I have been free, or so I am told. Free to live, free to […]
July 2008 – Cityhood Redeemed – The 80 Year Venice Dream
at the edge of a city enormous with enemies –Stuart Perkoff, Venice poet By Jim Smith In May, the Venice Town Council was reestablished as part of the city of Venice to […]
July 2008 – Happy Birthday, Venice!
For forty years after the founding of Venice, the area from Windward to the water was the Kinney Pier, the biggest attraction in Southern California between 1905 – 1946. When it was […]
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